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Loan Object
Artist: Unknown

Censer in the Shape of a Seated Male Figure

A.D. 900–1530

Ceramic with pigment

63.2 × 34.29 × 30.48 cm (24 7/8 × 13 1/2 × 12 in.)
Private collection
Mexico, Colima, El Chanal
Late Postclassic Period
Containers - Ceramics

Stendahl Gallery, 1970s
ex-collection: Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Abrams, New York


Elizabeth Kennedy Easby and John F. Scott, Before Cortés, Sculpture of Middle America: A Centennial Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art from September 30, 1970 through January 3, 1971, exh. cat. (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1970), 286, no. 264, fig. 264.

Sotheby’s, New York, African, Oceanic, and Pre-Columbian Art, sale cat. (May 15, 2009), 140, sale no. N08552, lot 140, ill.

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